Cultural Grants provide $100,000 for local arts community

More than 20 local organizations benefit from annual grant program

Cultural Grants provide $100,000 for local arts community
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Gisele Shaw

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Gisele Shaw is the Manager of Corporate Communication for the town of Oakville since 2002. Prior to working for the town she worked for Halton Region as a communications specialist. She is a graduate of Humber College.

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The Oakville Arts Council recently awarded a total of $101,500 in grants to 22 local not-for-profit arts and culture organizations as part of the Town of Oakville’s Cultural Grants program.

“A thriving arts community is an essential component in creating Canada’s most livable town,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “Grant funding helps local organizations develop and produce programs that strengthen the cultural offerings of our town and enrich the lives of all Oakville residents.”

Administered by the Oakville Arts Council on behalf of the Town of Oakville, the Cultural Grants program assists local not-for-profit arts, heritage and culture groups with their operating and program costs.

The following recipients were selected by the Cultural Grants Review Committee.


“A Cultural Grant can provide the financial boost a local arts organization needs to launch a new program or project,” said Bernadette Ward, operations director for the Oakville Arts Council. “Our goal is to help organizations move toward sustainability through new or expanded programming or operational improvements that can lead to an increased supporter base.”

The town’s Cultural Grants program has helped more than 47 local arts and culture programs since 1989. For more information about the program or to learn how to apply for funding, contact the Oakville Arts Council at 905-815-5977 or visit oakvillearts.com.


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